How to Blur Your Face on TikTok


You don’t have to let being shy or wanting to guard your privacy keep you off of TikTok. A great way to still participate on the platform and retain some privacy is to blur your face. Blurring your face on TikTok is relatively easy, and can be done by adding a specific effect.

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Steps to Blur Your Face on TikTok

  1. Launch the TikTok app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
  2. Tap the “Plus” icon at the bottom of the screen to record a new TikTok.
  3. Tap “Effects.”
  4. Tap the “Search” icon at the top of the Effects menu, and then search for “Not Visible.” You’ll see a list of results.
  5. Tap “Not Visible.” Your face will be blurred. Leave the Not Visible effect active to blur your face in any TikTok videos you make.

Should I Show My Face on TikTok?


If you’re someone who’s deeply concerned about your online privacy, or you just prefer to keep your personal life separate from your TikTok content, it may not be a good idea for you to show your face on TikTok. There’s the very real risk that people download your content from the platform, and present your likeness in a way you wouldn’t approve of.


Showing your face in your TikTok videos may make you more relatable to your viewers, and as a result they may want to engage more with you. A direct result of that engagement can be a stronger relationship with your audience.


As an expansion of showing your face being a positive for engagement, it can also help personal branding by building trust. You can leverage this trust in your brand by promoting products and services you feel your audience would be interested in.

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